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NTPC may set up solar power project without signing a power purchase pact

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 6, 2019

NTPC is considering setting up of a solar power project without signing a power purchase agreement (PPA) with State Discoms. A top company official said: “If solar power is really the cheapest...

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India seeks suitable wind sites

By : Sustainability ..., May 22, 2019

The initiative follows a recent announcement by the MNRE to ensure availability of land and transmission facilities for developers that win wind and solar projects in auctions. Recent wind...

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Businesses are confident of growth in India's renewable energy sector

By : Sustainability ..., May 17, 2019

Rapid growth in India has been accompanied by an increased awareness of environmental considerations. In 2014, the Government of India announced that it would substantially ramp up its renewable...

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Siemens Gamesa secures 250 MW solar order from Sprng Energy

By : Sustainability ..., May 1, 2019

Siemens Gamesa continues to make inroads in the Indian solar market bagging its largest solar order of 250 MW from Sprng Energy at Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh. ...

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Maharashtra power utility gets additional 1,000 MW cheap solar power

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 22, 2019

After tying up for 1,000MW solar power at the rate of Rs 2.71 and Rs 2.72 per unit in 2018, Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co Ltd (MSEDCL) will now sign power purchase agreements (...

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Vikram Solar commissions 20 MW solar projects for West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 22, 2019

Vikram Solar, Kolkata-based solar energy company, today said it has commissioned two 10 megawatt (MW) solar projects for West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company (WBSEDCL). ...

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MNRE tells lenders to favour BIS-compliant solar projects

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 5, 2018

The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has asked lending institutions to give preference to Indian standards to ensure quality while financing solar power projects, having noted that...

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Power demand revival drives 19% volumes growth at Indian Energy Exchange

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 23, 2018

A revival in power demand spurred volumes growth in electricity trading at Indian Energy Exchange (IEX). The exchange's electricity trade volume rose 19 per cent during April-September, aided by...

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We expect to take up a solar power project in Tanzania in the near future: Ministry of External Affairs

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 18, 2018

India and Tanzania on Tuesday decided to expand cooperation in areas of blue economy, cyber security, trade and investment and exploration of mineral resources, officials said. ...

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Solar project developers seek reversal of cap in tariffs

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 18, 2018

Solar project developers have cautioned the government that the decision to cap tariffs in future auctions at Rs 2.50 per unit needs to be reversed because it will make projects unviable as...

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